The Aam Aadmi Party of Arvind Kejriwal has shaken the enormous houses of all the major political parties and woken up corrupt politicians from their slumber. In their panic, both BJP and Congress politicians are throwing everything they can at AAP to malign their image. The politicians of other states are trying to look nonchalant while claiming that AAP can’t repeat their Delhi victory in other states. But the truth is that the people are sick of both BJP and Congress and will vote for any credible alternative and AAP is much more than just a credible alternative. A political revolution is underway and it’s time for people to join and support AAP.
Here are 10 people that I think should join AAP and give it the push it needs to clean the Indian political system once and for all.
10. Ashok Khemka
Dr. Ashok Khemka, who raised his voice against Robert Vadra and had to face the corrupt political system’s wrath, has all the reasons to join AAP and continue his fight against corruption. He would do much more good as a politician for AAP then as an IAS officer who keeps getting transferred from one department to another.
9. Durga Shakti Nagpal
Another IAS officer who stood up against corruption is Durga Shakti Nagpal. While it is laudable that such IAS officers continue to fight the corruption while staying within the system, I wonder if they’d do more good with a revolutionary political party such as AAP.
8. N.R. Narayana Murthy
The founder of Infosys, N.R. Narayana Murthy has always been interested in social welfare and overall development of the nation. He is viewed as a man of strong character and honesty. The AAP doesn’t want to be linked with any industrialists, but I think this is one person they can connect with especially if his support is much more than just financial.
7. Raju Narayan Swamy
Raju Narayan Swamy is an honest IAS officer from Kerala. He too has fought corruption through out his career and it would be great if he could join AAP and concentrate the anti corruption strength of that party.
6. Aamir Khan
Aamir Khan has not shown any intentions of joining politics but we all were touched by his attempts at social reform through his show Satyamev Jayate. The situation has changed and AAP represents a clean and truly patriotic form of politics that should attract Aamir Khan if he really cares that much about the nation.
5. R.K. Laxman
R.K. Laxman has drawn the Common Man in his cartoons all his life. Now he can join the common man in his attempt to clean the corrupt political system that Laxman loves to criticize in his cartoons.
4. Kiran Bedi
Whatever the ideological differences might have been for Kiran Bedi to split from Arvind Kejriwal when he formed AAP, I think it’s time she should resolve these differences and join AAP. Think how much AAP would benefit from such a strong woman who is among one of the most dynamic faces behind modern India.
3. P. Sainath
P. Sainath is the Rural Affairs Editor for The Hindu. He has spent most of his life writing about the injustices faced by the poor. He has also written about the adverse effects of globalization on the poor. If he ever thought about going into politics, this is the right time to do so with AAP. We need all conscientious men and women like him to join AAP and form a new political powerhouse.
2. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam is one of the most respected Presidents of India and he is someone that the whole nation looks up to. His association with AAP would do a lot of good to this new party. I’m sure he would love to serve his country in this way as well.
1. Sachin Tendulkar
Now that Sachin has retired from cricket, I think he should join politics with AAP. You might think that Sachin is the last person who you would think of as a politician and that’s exactly the reason why he should join AAP. Earlier such people had no way to enter politics and stay clean but AAP has brought an alternative now. Sachin Tendulkar with AAP would quadruple its support overnight and that would be the death toll for Congress and BJP.